Carolyn McPherson

Santo Domingo, National District, Dominican Republic

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  • teach yoga, dance, start my business
  • Bcomm in International Business
  • From Canada
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About Me


I have a big dream of starting my own dance resort, so I'm trying to do a lot of things which work towards this goal. I'm currently working as a yoga teacher in Latin America. Prior to that, I was working in Asia for 2 years, and Africa for 1 year.

I am very open minded, and love learning about different cultures and trying new foods. I obviously love to travel, especially to "off the beaten track" places, and to developing countries. I am quite active and love outdoor things, especially in the mountains. My biggest passion is dance. I am always happy. I love my life, and I love other happy people!!

I am quite health-conscious. I don't drink alcohol or smoke, and I try to eat healthy, unprocessed foods! I cycle commute or walk when possible, and do a lot of physical activities.

My websites: -> general blog -> blog about dancing -> website about my future business plan -> some dancing videos

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Host and hang out with CSers when possible
Surfing when I travel.

I used to be very active in CS, frequently hosting, and surfing whenever I travelled. However recently, I've had many experiences not aligned with the "CS spirit" (or at least my perception of it). I'm still hoping to meet the genuine CSers out there, but am not quite as active as I once was.


While studying in Taipei in 2009, I met a ton of other couch surfers, and thought it was such a neat idea. I joined then and had my first surfing experience in the Philippines shortly after. Since then, I have hosted a few times in Calgary, lots in Kampala, surfed in Europe, Africa, US, & Asia been to meetings here and there, and used the group pages so much! And always looking for more!


Dancing (salsa, bachata, kizomba, merengue, samba, tango etc) yoga (acroyoga / acro-yoga), highland dance, cycling, capoeira, mountain biking, tea, reading, hiking, entrepreneurship, business, community development, sustainability, eating, renewable energy, microfinance

Music, Movies, and Books

I love to read, and will read almost anything! Right now I am mostly reading nonfiction books relating to business, development, the environment, history, etc. I have a huge collection of books and when (if) I have my own house, there will be a library in it!

I listen to most types of music, but these days it is mostly Latin (bachata, salsa, merengue, reggaeton, zouk, kizomba, etc) Also like many types of African music.

I never watch tv, and rarely watch movies.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have seen so many amazing things in the past few years, but one of the most amazing is the Canadian rocky mountains!!!

Teach, Learn, Share

I love to dance! I can teach Highland dance. I'm decent at most of the Latin dances (salsa, bachata, merengue, kizomba, samba), so I can teach those, but also want to learn more. I've taken some Afro and hip hop classes. I love to learn any new types of dance, and share the ones I already know by performing or teaching!

I AM TRYING TO LEARN SPANISH NOW... any help is much appreciated!!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Benin, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Philippines, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States

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